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Old 03-17-2011, 07:45 AM
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HELP!!! truck wont turn

Yesterday my truck started acting really werid when backing up into a parking spot. My truck was so hard to turn the wheel when stopped, I know its on 37s but it was way harder than usual like it acts there is no power steering. Also the brake pedal got really soft and when u hit the brakes it pretty much would lock up the tires. Checked the fluid which was a little low so i put some more in and nothing. Backing out of the driveway this morning I could barly turn to drive my truck down the street. I need some help here guys!
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:19 AM
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Power steering pump bad?
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:44 AM
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I know how that is, my P/S pump is on it's way out, and it can be a chore to turn the wheel in slow/stopped maneuvers. I also notice the fact I have pulsation in the pedal and lose steering power when the brakes are applied hard. (My rotors are warped, I know what that feels like)

These trucks use the Power Steering pump to steer the truck and boost the brakes, as diesels do not create vacuum to operate a booster like a gasoline car. For a quick fix you could always try a flush and see if that helps, or just bite the bullet and get it replaced.

They are a bit of a pain to DIY, as the pulley has to be pulled off and pressed on to remove it from the bracket. Not impossible, but an annoyance.
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Old 03-17-2011, 12:34 PM
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thanks guys for the help. The pump is only 50 bucks so that aint bad.
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Old 03-18-2011, 01:15 PM
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well i replaced the pump and still the same thing. I think im going to get a new steering gear box tomorrow under warranty. This will be my 3 box in 3 years. While the box is out ill truck the wheel to flush the fluid and put new in when i put the new box in. Any other ideas what could be wrong?
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Old 03-18-2011, 01:33 PM
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the pulley could be slipping
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Old 03-18-2011, 02:21 PM
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It's not slipping. I checked
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Old 03-19-2011, 01:37 PM
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got it fixed. The gear box was bad. Thats the 4th box thats been in the truck in 2 years Thank god for lifetime warranty, I LOVE NAPA!
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